Tiki Wines2017-06-14T13:49:59+00:00

Project Description

Tiki Wines

Tiki Wines & Vineyards is a new and exciting New Zealand vineyard producing a range of award-winning wines. TIKI is family-owned by Royce and Sue McKean. The TIKI brand pays homage to Royce’s great-great grandfather, Tiki Tere Mihi, who was a Ngati Uenuku chief. The esteemed Tiki is also a powerful good luck charm for the Maori people of New Zealand. TIKI is committed to sustainable winegrowing and to working with the environment without compromising quality. They care for their vines under the guiding Maori principles of Kaitiakitanga: guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth. Tiki Wine also has two other labels, Maui and Alpine Valley.

Product Range

Pinot Noir
TIKI KORO Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 – 750ml TIKI KORO Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 – 750ml
Tiki Black Label is the flagship Pinot Noir for Tiki Wines. This is Tiki’s finest Pinot Noir made from grapes farmed organically and naturally and then harvested at optimum ripeness to capture the intense fruit flavours. The grapes are hand-crafted by our winemaker to produce wines of exceptional quality and character.
Single Vineyard
TIKI Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011– 750ml TIKI Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011– 750ml
A powerful nose of peach, citrus and passionfruit aromas complexed with some sweaty notes. Pungent and powerful aromatics — sweet citrus, meyer lemon and grapefruit, juiced green apple then a tropical note of pineapple core and passion fruit.
Awards: Pure Silver – Air New Zealand Wine Awards
TIKI Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2011 – 750ml TIKI Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2011 – 750ml
Aromas of honeysuckle, melon and quince meld together to create the nose of this wine that is further enhanced by a lovely, perfumed fermentation bouquet.
Awards: 4.5 stars – Raymond Chan
Estate
TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – 750ml TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – 750ml
Perfumed tropical aromas of peach stone and passion fruit with underlying aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry, add zingy, citrusy notes that combine with hints of capsicum.
Awards: 5 stars – Raymond Chan, 4.5 stars/Top 10 Cuisine NZ Sauvignon Blanc Tasting, Pure Silver – Air New Zealand Wine Awards, Silver – New Zealand International Wine Show, 4 stars – Winestate
TIKI Estate Marlborough Pinot Rose 2011 – 750ml TIKI Estate Marlborough Pinot Rose 2011 – 750ml
A delicious combination of ripe strawberry and dark cherry dominates the nose. Sweet fruit aromas are supported by an estery fermentation bouquet derived from the use of specific yeasts that enhance the aromatics of rosé wines.
Awards: 4.5 stars – Raymond Chan, Silver – New Zealand International Wine Show
TIKI Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2011 – 750ml TIKI Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2011 – 750ml
Ripe quince aromas complexed with honeysuckle and pear and finished with a perfumed fermentation bouquet.
Awards: 4.5 stars – Raymond Chan, Silver – New Zealand International Wine Shop

Reviews

Sam Kim, February 2012 (Yahoo Wine Column)
“Tiki is a new name in wine but people involved are accomplished and highly regarded, including the winemaker, Evan Ward, who started his winemaking career in 1974 with McWilliams. Evan brings invaluable experience together with an innovative mind and enthusiasm. And it shows in the wines. They are beautifully expressed, attractive and most drinkable.”

Raymond Chan, February 2012
“With the first releases being the 2009s, Tiki Wine & Vineyards is very much a new entrant. However, the philosophy of owners Royce and Sue McKean is one of the best quality.”